After wowing the cell phone consumers with Touch HD smartphone, HTC has unveiled a new upgraded version of HD, named HTC HD2. HD2 will be the first Windows Mobile phone to sport a capacitive touchscreen. Other popular smartphones flaunting capacitive touchscreen include iPhone and T-Mobile G1. Compared to the resistive touchscreen displays, capacitive touchscreens are more sensitive to touch.
The sensors of the capacitive touchscreen respond by detecting the electrical properties of the human body. A slight touch with the human hand is enough to sensitize the sensors of the capacitive touchscreen. However, you cannot use a capacitive touchscreen with stylus and gloved hand.
HTC HD2 features
HTC HD2 features a big 4.3-inch multi touch sensitive display. This will be the first Windows Mobile phone to boast the HTC Sense user interface. HTC Sense had earlier featured in the HTC Hero Google phone. The 400 x 800-pixel resolution display of HTC HD2 is equipped with accelerometer for automatically switching between portrait and landscape views, and ambient light sensor to enable viewing in poor light. This HTC phone will run on the new Windows Mobile 6.5 platform. Powered by the robust 1 GHz Snapdragon processor of Qualcomm, this successor of HD will also be one of the fastest Windows Mobile phone.
HTC HD2 comes with a 5-megapixel camera fitted with auto focus, flash and zoom. This will also be the first Windows Mobile phone to feature the Peep Twitter app that was earlier available in HTC’s Google phones. HTC HD2 will allow users to share photos snapped with the phone camera instantly with their Twitter and Facebook contacts. The integrated music player of HTC HD2 supports music files in MP3, AAC, WMA and WAV formats. This HTC Windows Mobile phone has up to 448MB internal storage space. The external memory of the phone could be extended with microSD memory card. HTC HD2 will run on quad band GSM and dual band HSDPA networks. For speedy data transfer, this phone will support 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. HD2 also includes Bluetooth and USB 2.0. The integrated GPS of the handset along with Google Maps for Mobile and HTC Footprints will help users to find their destinations. The optional car mount kit would convert HTC HD2 into an in-car navigation device.
From the end of October, HTC HD2 will be available in the European markets.